A lot of people seem to rely on OTC and prescription medication for eczema treatment. But as I have tirelessly stressed in most of my posts here, in order to introduce lasting cure, healing must start from within.
This brings us to the introduction of juicing as part of an effective eczema diet. One of the key cause of bad skin is poor diet. While one cannot claim juicing to be the sole, ultimate cure, it is certainly a viable addition in any eczema treatment plan. In fact, juicing has been used for years in treating a number of major skin diseases such as psoriasis, dermatitis and of course eczema.
Underlying Causes Of Bad Skin
Eczema is often aggravated by skin allergies as well as direct contact with irritants. Foods that are commonly associated with skin allergies that you will want to avoid include:
- Cow’s milk / dairy products
Since the skin is the largest organ of the human body, it also serves as the key channel in eliminating toxins, along with the kidneys and liver. There are certain foods and nutrients that can help in eliminating toxins in the body, which include the following:
- Foods that are high in fiber
- Nutrient-rich fruits and vegetables
What To Juice?
When it comes to dealing with eczema, among the highly recommended vegetables to include in juicing is the cucumber, which is a rich source of silica, a form of mineral that aids in promoting skin elasticity. When juicing cucumber for eczema treatment, find the unwaxed and organically grown ones.
Other great options include red and yellow bell peppers, which are known to be a great source of Vitamin C, acting as a potent antioxidant, which is vital for helping protect skin cells from the harmful and damaging effects of free radicals.
You can also consider juicing other citrus fruits along with kiwi, mangoes, pineapples and green vegetables. In addition, blueberries present an excellent choice for juicing as it has been found to have high concentrations of antioxidants.